September 21

Millipedes

When I went to the National Science Conference last spring, I participated in a Bug Chicks workshop. After holding a millipede, I decided I wanted some for the lab. These female entomologists recommend ordering insects and arachnids fromĀ Bugs In Cyberspace. Our three American millipedes arrived in the mail from Oregon this week. Fourth graders were the first to meet Lily, Millie, and Jilly.

Each class will learn about the body parts, life cycle, and habitat of millipedes. We also learned the difference between centipedes and millipedes. Centipedes are unsafe to handle.

Love my doc camera!



Click here to watch an interesting video about desert centipedes and millipedes.

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